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Dec 30, 2012 7:30pm EST
and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both houses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confidence and some statements by congressional leaders. and yet, with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday. that, according to treasury secretary tim geithner in a letter to congress, though, he did say he expects to take what he called extraordinary measures to extend the government's borrowing ability for another two months or so. and even your cup of coffee wants a deal on the fiscal cliff. baristas at the 120 starbucks in washington, d.c. were encouraged by management to add a shot of bipartisanship to their drink orders and remind customers in our nation's capital to come together. >> wall street is typically quieter t
Dec 2, 2012 7:30pm EST
opinions. and why what happens in washington may not matter that much. >>> and decisions, decisions at year-end tax time. we'll have important advice. >>> and he went from living on the street to living in the lap of luxury. john paul dejoria's remarkable ride. you went from homeless to a billionaire. the "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> here's a look at what is making news as we head to a new week on wall street. in washington, posturing politics and high-stakes poker with america's economy at stake. president obama's initial offer on the fiscal cliff was resoundingly rejected by republicans. it included a $1.6 trillion tax increase, double what he campaigned on. also included $400 billion in entitlement cuts eliminating the need for congressional approval to a raise the debt ceiling. the markets rebounded later in the week following the latest hopes on a fiscal cliff agreement. america's economy grew at a faster pace than initially expected in the third quarter of the year. the second reading of the gross domestic product showed it at rate of 2.7% spurred by stronger inve
Dec 9, 2012 7:30pm EST
a good point and interesting point. the optics as washington likes to call it, of going on vacation when you have a fiscal cliff looming, if you don't have an agreement are simply awful. boehner has already told the republicans that nobody is going on vacation until this thing is settled. i think the democrats are probably going to say, pelosi and reid will say the same thing for the democrats. i wouldn't be surprised if congress stayed in session maybe all the way until the 21st of december. this is going to be not to put too fine a point on it, a cliff hanger with regard to the fiscal cliff. i think there will be some movement. in other words, they will not go on vacation unless there's some agreement about what a framework is going to be or some way that they are going to avoid basically seeing tax rates going up on january 1st and major spending cuts go into effect. there will be some delay if they don't reach a tentative agreement by say december 21st when they head home. >> i would hope so because i think america is going to be upset at this point in time we all recognize what the
Dec 16, 2012 7:30pm EST
street journal report." i'm maria bartiromo. a bold move by the fed, a standstill in washington, and the fiscal cliff moves ever closer. my talk with the man behind the no tax increase plan, what grover norquist thinks what will happen next. is he a big loser in the negotiations? why companies may be looking for the art history major rather than an engineering one. "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what's making news as we head to a new week on wall street. the federal reserve goes where it's never gone before. at its meeting this week, the fed's open market committee announced a new target that it will keep interest rates low until the unemployment rate hits 6.5%. that's the target. that's the first time it has linked employment to interest rates. the fed also announced a plan to continue buying $40 billion a month in bonds to keep interest rates low. but, of course, the big news was about those jobs. >> the conditions now prevailing
Dec 23, 2012 2:30am EST
have a powerful impact on the economy can washington actually come to an agreement and what's going on behind the scenes? don peebles, chair monday and ceo of the peebles corporation, don was a leading fund-raiser for president obama. good to see you. >> thank you. >> a lot of drama happening in washington. let's talk about the fiscal cliff. what's your take on how this plays out? now with just a few days left in the year to get this deal done. >> i don't think they're going to come back after christmas. i think that we will see them back in early january to make a compromise. i think that comp promise is gog be in between where the president is and where the speaker is. >> you say we go off the fiscal cliff then? >> yes, do. >> do you think we will see the economy hit recession? that was the expectation, right? >> no. that is the expectation but i don't think so. i think there's been a lot of drama, especially on the tax increase side. the tax increase side is do symbolic. at the end of the day it's not going to have any impact on the deficit or controlling our spending. what's goi
Dec 9, 2012 2:30am EST
the fiscal cliff and that washington, d.c. is not so recklessly irresponsible to throw this economy back in to recession. so they are behaving as if the fiscal cliff will be resolved. so auto sales have met the challenges of the debt crisis of high gas prices and now the fiscal cliff with the american consumer on a durable good saying we think at the end of the day they will do the right thing and this will be resolved. >> what are you seeing out there? you sell all kinds of cars. what are the hottest brands? whether it is luxury, economy brands, what are you selling most and what's hot? >> i think the most important development in the marketplace is the embracing of fuel economy by the american consumer in an unprecedented way. what's interesting, it is not hybrids and electrics they are embracing. here's the basic equation. we are saying you can have the same size vehicle with the same speed but a 25 to 30% improvement in fuel efficiency with traditional technology that you get your money back in two to three years. that's a winning proposition to the american consumer. >> me let me as
Search Results 0 to 9 of about 10 (some duplicates have been removed)